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Youth justice and youth offending

We believe the best way of tackling youth crime is through prevention. Our teams work with young people at risk of offending or who may be experiencing difficulties in their family or with education or training. We assess each young person and their family individually and provide a package of support specifically tailored to the young person's needs. Our aim is always to make an effective intervention before a crisis point is reached.

In the majority of cases, we believe that the positive influence of the young person's family or peer group, and guidance and support from respected individuals, will be enough to ensure they are able to participate and do not get involved in criminal activity. However, on those occasions when young people do get into trouble, Young Hackney workers will be there, to both challenge and assist.

If a young person is arrested and is referred to a Young Hackney unit we will work with them to address the root causes of their problems. This will reduce the chances of their re-offending.

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Page updated: 13 May 2014 

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Young Hackney
Children and Young People's Directorate
Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
E8 1DY
Opening Times
Office hours Mon to Fri: 9am # 5pm. For youth club opening hours, see
Tel:020 8356 7404
020 8356 3736 (press enquiries)
Fax:020 8356 7408